-- Raytheon to provide AIM-9X missiles for US Navy
-- Raytheon awarded $212.8 million to produce Evolved Seasparrow Missile
-- Raytheon delivers its first international maritime surveillance radar to Boeing.
Providing a joint service capability, the JLENS system consists of two tethered 74-meter aerostats. One aerostat elevates a surveillance radar to 10,000 feet, providing coverage out for hundreds of miles over land and sea. The other aerostat elevates a fire-control radar. Each of the aerostat platforms has the capability to integrate other communications and sensor systems.
During live-fire tests later this year, JLENS will be tested on its ability to detect airborne threats and transmit targeting data to surface-based air and missile defense systems that will engage test targets. In the meantime, testing continues in Utah and at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.